Friday, September 4, 2009

TUTORIAL: Placemat Stationary Holder

Here goes! First tutorial. But we won't be stopping here. I have got so many more planned.

oh, and you are just going to die with how easy this is. Ready. k. go.

Needed:
Pre-fabbed placemat
sewing machines
1 yard coordinating ribbon
scrap fabric for applique, if desired
other sewing bits (pins, scissors, thread...)

(click on photos to enlarge if needed)

1. Find a placemat!

2. to figure out where to sew on the ribbon jhust put the right side of your placement on top of the wrong side of your ribbon. fold up the bottom of your placement where you will later be sewing it. Pin in one place. Now pin the ribbon where you want it. You will not be sewing the ribbon across the entire placemat.

3. Fold the placemat around the book you will be putting in there, then pin the ribbon (where my finger is pointing)

4. Sew the ribbon down

5. Add applique to the front if desired.

6. Place your items on the placemat to get an idea of where you want them. Pin where you will sew the lines to make the pockets. Remove the items and sew the pockets.

7. Insert items (envelopes, pens, stamps, notepad, loose paper, etc...), fold over, tie and adore! This is going to a dear friends daughter who will be starting college spring semester.

11 comments:

The Montague Family said...

This is such a cute idea and so simple. I will definately been trying it out.

Elise said...

Oh WOW, this is so clever - you have the most gorgeous site here and I had to stop by to leave this comment for you – and to say hello of course ! Your posts are creative and original and you have interesting pictures. It's all perfect ! Thank you for sharing your site and best wishes....

casserole said...

This would make great Christmas gifts for the people on your list who are difficult to buy for!

I posted a link to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:

http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-stationery-folio-from-a-placemat/2009/09/08/

--Anne

mattmeganandkids said...

OH. MY. GOSH. Here is was scrolling through my late night addiction, one pretty thing, and I happened upon this cute/"i could do that" project. Click on it. Wait a second I know those kids. So proud. Look at you Miss Katie. Can't wait to see you!

Helen said...

What a cute idea I will be trying this one

sharla@mylittlegems said...

Katie- I love this! I love how it folds up and the letter on front is so cute. I could really use this, since I always misplace the stamps :)
Thanks for sharing and linking it up! Great idea! sharla at my little gems

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Noelle Wright said...

I'm having trouble figuring out how to sew the ribbon. Can you explain further?

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